Police: Montclair saw 31 motor vehicle thefts in 2017

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was a moderately busy year for the Montclair Police Department in terms of stolen motor vehicles, though the numbers of incidents were close to what they had been in previous years.The...
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Police officer first to be trained as drug recognition expert

Montclair Officer Elisa Arnaldy recently received her certification as a drug recognition expert through the New Jersey State Police.A drug recognition expert is skilled in detecting and identifying persons under the influence of drugs...
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Prosecutor: Montclair resident James Ray tried to escape to Cuba

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair man accused of killing his girlfriend and mother of his child at their Montclair home last month crossed into Mexico and then hopped a plane to Cuba where he was...

Montclair Police Blotter, Jan. 10

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, Jan. 1—Burglary to a North Mountain Avenue residence. Electronics and jewelry were taken. Access was gained by breaking a window. Wednesday, Jan. 2—Burglary to New Jin Lin Chinese, 350 Bloomfield Ave. Access was gained...
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Driver taken to hospital in rollover crash at Grove, Watchung

A 58-year-old Montclair woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after her SUV crashed and rolled over at the intersection of Grove Street and Watchung Avenue.

Montclair Police Blotter, July 11

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, July 2—Two unlocked vehicles were entered during the early morning hours on Gordonhurst Avenue. A laptop worth approximately $2000 was removed from one of the vehicles. Tuesday, July 2—An unlocked vehicle was entered while...

Police investigate report of teens being stalked in Upper Montclair

Police are looking for a man that allegedly followed two teens and videotaped and/or photographed them yesterday, Sept. 19.
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Montclair Police Blotter, Nov. 26, 2019

ARRESTS  Wednesday, Nov. 20—A 35-year-old Montclair man was charged with theft after detectives found him to be in possession of a package delivered to a resident of The Crescent. The man was also found to...

COVID-19: Schools preparing for closure, events postponed including Film Festival

Montclair organizations are beginning to cancel or postpone events, and school officials are asking parents to be prepared in the case of school closures.
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COVID-19: New Jersey death toll now exceeds state’s 9/11 casualties, Murphy says

New Jersey reported 4,331 new positive cases as of Saturday, April 4, bringing the overall total to 34,124. There have been 200 additional deaths, bringing the total death toll to 846.